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in the middle of it with nutrition experts taking a cue from the mayor of new york, michael bloomberg, who has declared war on sugary drinks over 16 ounces. now the biggest of the big brands is pushing back in a tv ad campaign you'll soon be seeing. our report from nbc's chris jansing. ♪ ♪ if i could teach the world to sing in perfect harmony ♪ >> reporter: the company that once wanted to buy the world a coke, whose commercials turned adorable polar bears into pop culture celebrities, has just launched a very different ad campaign. >> today, we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us. obesity. >> reporter: for the first time ever, a soft drink company is marketing itself as part of the solution. >> the well-being of our families and communities concerns everyone. >> reporter: in a battle over obesity that increasingly targets sugary drinks as a big part of the problem. >> i think what they're trying to do is to get in front of this issue, as much as they can. >> reporter: it's clear, the pressure is mounting. >> we've taken bold action in new york city, becaus
. >> announcer: and now a message from new york mayor, michael bloomberg. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. good evening and welcome, everyone. it's now been six days since hurricane sandy first hit our city.
to drive his car. >>> new york city michael bloomberg had some high praise for vice president joe biden telling politico quote, you know joe biden, you can joke about him all you want but he's got a set of -- yeah and he says what he believes and he forced the focus on gay marriage. end quote. high praise. the dow is approaching 14 k after rising 72 yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq were mixed. overseas trading saw it boost. the nikkei shot up 247 points while the hang seng climbed 166 to fin injury today. it's a busy day ahead on wall street. this morning we'll see if amazon stock don't rise. i want shot up after the bell thanks to strong quarterly profits. also keep an eye on chesapeake today the energy company got a late news on embattled ceo is stepping down and will leave the company april 1st. also new this morning toyota is recalling more than 1 million vehicles for to separate issues one dealing with potential airbag issues in some 2003 and 2004 corollas. others involved windshield wipers. lots of buzz on research and motion when the long awaited blackberry 10 is released at 10:00 a
university in baltimore is saying to new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg. this weekend, bloomberg made a gift of $350 million to his alma matter, the large nest the university's history. brought his total gifts to johns hop kips to $1.1 billion t all began with a $5 donation in 1965, the year after bloomberg graduated. it brings new meaning to the term "giving back." certainly bigger meaning to that term. >>> when we come back, how they were finally reunite you had after the storm. we will meet the ladies of the golden age club. 's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? you know it can be hard to lb
of space and a lot of people want to live here. mayor michael bloomberg proposed a challenge to the city's best architects. >> there's enormous demand for apartment that is people can afford and are right sized for some. >> reporter: design a space no bigger than 350 square feet into an affordable and comfortable micro apartment. one model looks more like the interior of a boat than a house. the couch is also a bed. a wall doubles as a counter. eric's team won the contest and now gets to build an entire apartment block. >> this administration is trying to offer options to people who are currently priced out. >> reporter: jason sash lives in a micro apartment in manhattan, 250 square feet. that's his only closet. the average suburban garage is bigger. the secret, he says, is creativity, like removing the kitchen cabinet doors, and minimalism. >> you definitely need to consider each piece of the apartment and make sure it serves multiple purposes and functions. >> each inch? >> each inch of the apartment. >> reporter: there are well-designed small apartments for people, even though people
of so many other people like warren buffett and our own mayor, michael bloomberg, and others who don't get recognition. the average person out there is generous, i think. they want to be philanthropic but can't give a lot. if someone out there can afford to give $10 to any cause, where would you want them to send it? >> there are a lot of wonderful choices. there's one called donors choose where teachers put up projects and those are for small amounts of money. you go to that website you can help fund a thing that a teacher is trying to do with their class. can you go to save the children. they help mothers have safe births. you can go to th takes donations of any size, so it's amazing that you can be sure these organizations are going to put your money to good use. >> we make a lot of -- we talk a lot about the progress that you are achieving here. can you compare for me, though, the feeling you get today from being able to give away millions and billions of dollars to the feeling you had as a young man being able to make your first million dollars? there's no crime in looking back
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